BROWN BAG RECRUITER | G-Recruiter.com
Recruiting+Google: Beyond search
Searching for Candidates
on Google: A Primer
Part 1: Boolean Basics
Part 1: Boolean Basics
Part 2: Syntax Basics
Part 1: Boolean Basics
Part 2: Syntax Basics
Part 3: More Commands
BROWN BAG RECRUITER | G-Recruiter.com
Recruiting+Google: Beyond search
Searching for Candidates
on Google: A Primer
Part 1...
BOOLEAN OPERATORS
BOOLEAN OPERATORS
A SOURCERS WORKSHEET
BOOLEAN OPERATORS
A SOURCERS WORKSHEET
PREFABRICATED SEARCH
BOOLEAN OPERATORS
A SOURCERS WORKSHEET
PREFABRICATED SEARCH
A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH
“Probability is expectation
founded upon partial knowledge.”
George Boole 1815 – 1864
Building basic
search queries
AND
OR
NOT
( )
“ ”
AND
+
Narrows the search to
results that contain all of
the keywords it separates
senior AND network AND engineer
senior+network+engineer
senior network engineer
The AND Operator
[So, which one is useless...
Broadens the search and
brings back results that
contain any of the
keywords it separates
OR
|
engineer | technician
cisco OR juniper OR Nortel
The OR Operator
Narrows the search and
returns results that do not
contain the keywords
or term following it
NOT
–
[Um, Google does not su...
engineer -technician
The NOT Operator
resume -submit -apply
[Stick this on the end of your searches for resumes.You’ll get...
Groups words or phrases
together to show the order in
which relationships should
be considered
( )
The ( ) Modifier
(This is nesting) and it refers to enclosing things like (this OR that) in
parenthesis to help (modify OR...
“ ” Group keywords together
for an exact match
local area network
The “ ” Modifier
“local area network”
[Spot the difference here?]
[And here? network+local+area ]
PLAY WITH IT!
[…and ask for Help]
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Recruiting+Google: Beyond search
Searching for Candidates
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Amitai...
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Recruiting+Google: Beyond search
Searching for Candidates
on Google: A Primer
Part 2...
What is Search Syntax?
Using operators, modifiers and other ‘commands’ in a
rules based system
Using operators, modifiers and other ‘commands’ in a
rules based system
An ordered and systematic arrangement of keywords
...
Using operators, modifiers and other ‘commands’ in a
rules based system
An ordered and systematic arrangement of keywords
...
Using operators, modifiers and other ‘commands’ in a
rules based system
An ordered and systematic arrangement of keywords
...
JokersWild
~
*
..
* * *
Increase search results to include variables
*
~
..
JokersWild
Increase search results to include variables
Narrow results down to improve accuracy
*
~
..
JokersWild
Increase search results to include variables
Narrow results down to improve accuracy
Create contextual results for greater...
Increase search results to include variables
Narrow results down to improve accuracy
Create contextual results for greater...
A word of caution:
CAPTCHA
Are you human?
*
A wildcard, to replace a missing
or unknown word or words
[In Google, it cannot be used where there might be alternate s...
cisco * * * area network
The * Operator
cisco * area network
~
Finds synonyms by
preceding the term with a
the tilde or synonym
operator
engineer ~resume
engineering ~skills | ~training
The ~ Operator
.. The NumRange operator finds
numbers within a specified range
The NumRange Operator
~resume (engineer | administrator) network 33301..33399
[Looking for resumes in and around Fort Laud...
IT’S ALL ABOUT
THE SYNTAX
[…just keep playing with it!]
BROWN BAG RECRUITER | G-Recruiter.com
Recruiting+Google: Beyond search
Searching for Candidates
on Google: A Primer
Amitai...
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Recruiting+Google: Beyond search
Searching for Candidates
on Google: A Primer
Part 3...
Smooth Operators
Getting specific
These two return documents with the
keywords in the document title or URL
[Two is better than one! Use both separated with...
intitle:
inurl:
(intitle:resume | inurl:resume) network (engineer | technician)
[Don’t forget, stick it on the end…
-job -...
This limits results to show only
documents that match that type
filetype:
ext:
filetype:
filetype:doc MSWord
filetype:rtf RichText Format
filetype:txt Plain text document
filetype:ppt MS PowerPoint
fil...
filetype:
[First bit…]
(filetype:pdf | filetype:doc)
[…next bit…]
(intitle:resume | inurl:resume)
[…last bit]
-job - sampl...
Limits results to only those
documents from a specific site
site:
site:
site:linkedin.com network (architect | designer)
site:youtube.com “video resume” engineer
site:microsoft.com network...
Shows pages that point
to that URL
link:
[Oh, yeah -- you cannot combine a link: search with a
regular keyword search. Bum...
link:
link:cisco.com
Shows pages that are similar to a
specified web page
related:
related:
related:cisco.com
There are more…
…check them out!
intext:
allintext:
inanchor:
subject:
author:
source:
daterange:
phonebook:
nearby:allina...
You’re on your own!
[Well, not really…]
Boolean Searching on the Internet
http://www.internettutorials.net/boolean.html
Th...
Google for Beginners
Search Engine Fundamentals and Basic Boolean Logic
Google Hacks: 100 Industrial-StrengthTips &Tricks
...
Google for Beginners
Search Engine Fundamentals and Basic Boolean Logic
Google Hacks: 100 Industrial-StrengthTips &Tricks
...
Google for Beginners
Search Engine Fundamentals and Basic Boolean Logic
Google Hacks: 100 Industrial-StrengthTips &Tricks
...
Google for Beginners
Search Engine Fundamentals and Basic Boolean Logic
Google Hacks: 100 Industrial-StrengthTips &Tricks
...
Amitai Givertz
Program Leader
Phone: 561-922-7567
info@brownbagrecruiter.com
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  1. 1. BROWN BAG RECRUITER | G-Recruiter.com Recruiting+Google: Beyond search Searching for Candidates on Google: A Primer
  2. 2. Part 1: Boolean Basics
  3. 3. Part 1: Boolean Basics Part 2: Syntax Basics
  4. 4. Part 1: Boolean Basics Part 2: Syntax Basics Part 3: More Commands
  5. 5. BROWN BAG RECRUITER | G-Recruiter.com Recruiting+Google: Beyond search Searching for Candidates on Google: A Primer Part 1: Basic Boolean
  6. 6. BOOLEAN OPERATORS
  7. 7. BOOLEAN OPERATORS A SOURCERS WORKSHEET
  8. 8. BOOLEAN OPERATORS A SOURCERS WORKSHEET PREFABRICATED SEARCH
  9. 9. BOOLEAN OPERATORS A SOURCERS WORKSHEET PREFABRICATED SEARCH A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH
  10. 10. “Probability is expectation founded upon partial knowledge.” George Boole 1815 – 1864
  11. 11. Building basic search queries AND OR NOT ( ) “ ”
  12. 12. AND + Narrows the search to results that contain all of the keywords it separates
  13. 13. senior AND network AND engineer senior+network+engineer senior network engineer The AND Operator [So, which one is uselessAND why?]
  14. 14. Broadens the search and brings back results that contain any of the keywords it separates OR |
  15. 15. engineer | technician cisco OR juniper OR Nortel The OR Operator
  16. 16. Narrows the search and returns results that do not contain the keywords or term following it NOT – [Um, Google does not support the NOT operator, so stick with the minus sign and it’s a good idea to keep your exclusions at the end of your search query, capiche?]
  17. 17. engineer -technician The NOT Operator resume -submit -apply [Stick this on the end of your searches for resumes.You’ll get better results, reduce the noise… -job -apply -submit -eoe -example -sample -template -wizard]
  18. 18. Groups words or phrases together to show the order in which relationships should be considered ( )
  19. 19. The ( ) Modifier (This is nesting) and it refers to enclosing things like (this OR that) in parenthesis to help (modify OR improve) search results…] (engineer OR technician) network network (engineer OR technician) [What’s the difference?]
  20. 20. “ ” Group keywords together for an exact match
  21. 21. local area network The “ ” Modifier “local area network” [Spot the difference here?] [And here? network+local+area ]
  22. 22. PLAY WITH IT! […and ask for Help]
  23. 23. BROWN BAG RECRUITER | G-Recruiter.com Recruiting+Google: Beyond search Searching for Candidates on Google: A Primer Amitai Givertz Program Leader Phone: 561-922-7567 info@brownbagrecruiter.com
  24. 24. BROWN BAG RECRUITER | G-Recruiter.com Recruiting+Google: Beyond search Searching for Candidates on Google: A Primer Part 2: Syntax Basics
  25. 25. What is Search Syntax? Using operators, modifiers and other ‘commands’ in a rules based system
  26. 26. Using operators, modifiers and other ‘commands’ in a rules based system An ordered and systematic arrangement of keywords and statements What is Search Syntax?
  27. 27. Using operators, modifiers and other ‘commands’ in a rules based system An ordered and systematic arrangement of keywords and statements A logical expression of statements and conditions What is Search Syntax?
  28. 28. Using operators, modifiers and other ‘commands’ in a rules based system An ordered and systematic arrangement of keywords and statements A logical expression of statements and conditions An ‘unnatural’ language What is Search Syntax?
  29. 29. JokersWild ~ * .. * * *
  30. 30. Increase search results to include variables * ~ .. JokersWild
  31. 31. Increase search results to include variables Narrow results down to improve accuracy * ~ .. JokersWild
  32. 32. Increase search results to include variables Narrow results down to improve accuracy Create contextual results for greater relevance * ~ .. JokersWild
  33. 33. Increase search results to include variables Narrow results down to improve accuracy Create contextual results for greater relevance A potential source of frustration * ~ .. JokersWild
  34. 34. A word of caution: CAPTCHA Are you human?
  35. 35. * A wildcard, to replace a missing or unknown word or words [In Google, it cannot be used where there might be alternate spellings for a keyword… you know, like manag* or operat*. Go figure…]
  36. 36. cisco * * * area network The * Operator cisco * area network
  37. 37. ~ Finds synonyms by preceding the term with a the tilde or synonym operator
  38. 38. engineer ~resume engineering ~skills | ~training The ~ Operator
  39. 39. .. The NumRange operator finds numbers within a specified range
  40. 40. The NumRange Operator ~resume (engineer | administrator) network 33301..33399 [Looking for resumes in and around Fort Lauderdale…] ~resume (engineer | administrator) network 1964..1966 […for candidates who have staying power]
  41. 41. IT’S ALL ABOUT THE SYNTAX […just keep playing with it!]
  42. 42. BROWN BAG RECRUITER | G-Recruiter.com Recruiting+Google: Beyond search Searching for Candidates on Google: A Primer Amitai Givertz Program Leader Phone: 561-922-7567 info@brownbagrecruiter.com
  43. 43. BROWN BAG RECRUITER | G-Recruiter.com Recruiting+Google: Beyond search Searching for Candidates on Google: A Primer Part 3: More Commands
  44. 44. Smooth Operators Getting specific
  45. 45. These two return documents with the keywords in the document title or URL [Two is better than one! Use both separated with OR] intitle: inurl:
  46. 46. intitle: inurl: (intitle:resume | inurl:resume) network (engineer | technician) [Don’t forget, stick it on the end… -job -apply -submit -eoe -example -sample -template -wizard]
  47. 47. This limits results to show only documents that match that type filetype: ext:
  48. 48. filetype: filetype:doc MSWord filetype:rtf RichText Format filetype:txt Plain text document filetype:ppt MS PowerPoint filetype:pdf Adobe PDF filetype:xls MS Excel
  49. 49. filetype: [First bit…] (filetype:pdf | filetype:doc) […next bit…] (intitle:resume | inurl:resume) […last bit] -job - sample -apply -template -example -submit […next bit…] “network engineer” (cisco | juniper | nortel)
  50. 50. Limits results to only those documents from a specific site site:
  51. 51. site: site:linkedin.com network (architect | designer) site:youtube.com “video resume” engineer site:microsoft.com network (engineer | ~admin) site:visualcv.com “network engineer” cisco
  52. 52. Shows pages that point to that URL link: [Oh, yeah -- you cannot combine a link: search with a regular keyword search. Bummer.]
  53. 53. link: link:cisco.com
  54. 54. Shows pages that are similar to a specified web page related:
  55. 55. related: related:cisco.com
  56. 56. There are more… …check them out! intext: allintext: inanchor: subject: author: source: daterange: phonebook: nearby:allinanchor: location: cache:
  57. 57. You’re on your own! [Well, not really…] Boolean Searching on the Internet http://www.internettutorials.net/boolean.html The Essentials of Google Search http://www.google.com/help/basics.html GoogleTutor http://www.googletutor.com/ Google Guide http://www.googleguide.com/
  58. 58. Google for Beginners Search Engine Fundamentals and Basic Boolean Logic Google Hacks: 100 Industrial-StrengthTips &Tricks Out-googling Google Tools, References and Resources
  59. 59. Google for Beginners Search Engine Fundamentals and Basic Boolean Logic Google Hacks: 100 Industrial-StrengthTips &Tricks Out-googling Google Tools, References and Resources
  60. 60. Google for Beginners Search Engine Fundamentals and Basic Boolean Logic Google Hacks: 100 Industrial-StrengthTips &Tricks Out-googling Google Tools, References and Resources
  61. 61. Google for Beginners Search Engine Fundamentals and Basic Boolean Logic Google Hacks: 100 Industrial-StrengthTips &Tricks Out-googling Google Tools, References and Resources
  62. 62. Amitai Givertz Program Leader Phone: 561-922-7567 info@brownbagrecruiter.com BROWN BAG RECRUITER http://brownbagrecruiter.com

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